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Cougars beat Cowboys, move to NIT quarterfinals

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars took another step toward New York on Monday night, and they didn’t have to leave Beasley Coliseum. And they won’t have to. The Cougars’ …


Cougars host Oklahoma State in NIT second round

PULLMAN – Mention Oklahoma State to a certain generation of Washington State basketball players and they shudder a bit. Robbie Cowgill, Kyle Weaver, Daven Harmeling, they all look back at …


Cougars start NIT journey against Long Beach State

PULLMAN – There are usually three types of teams playing in the National Invitation Tournament, college basketball’s second-string postseason extravaganza. There are those who are just happy to keep playing. …


Cougars make NIT, host Long Beach on Wednesday

PULLMAN – The National Invitation Tournament may not be the prom, but it’s somewhat akin to homecoming. Especially for Washington State and its first-round opponent Wednesday night. The Cougars (19-12), …


Cougs want Invitation

LOS ANGELES – The deep disappointment in Washington State’s locker room was evident Thursday night, following the Cougars’ 89-87 defeat to rival Washington at the Pac-10 Conference tournament. Not just …


Huskies overcome Thompson’s 43 points to win Pac-10 tourney quarterfinal

LOS ANGELES – For five halves this season, the Washington State Cougars found a way to contain their rivals from across the Cascades. The sixth one?


Blanchette: Bubble reality is harsh

A funny thing happened midway through the epic – no, not really a reach – basketball throwdown between Washington and Washington State on Thursday night.


Trojans’ inside game ends WSU’s season at Pac-10 women’s tourney

LOS ANGELES – Less than a week ago, the USC Trojans handed Washington State’s women a Pac-10 Conference defeat at the Galen Center by dominating inside and getting to the …


WSU looks for ‘up’ part of up-and-down season at Pac-10 tourney

LOS ANGELES – Marcus Capers admits to hating heights, but he loves roller coasters. The Incredible Hulk at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., tops his list.


UW vs. WSU: One more time

Marcus Capers admits to hating heights, but he loves rollercoasters. The Incredible Hulk at Universal Studios in Orlando tops his list. But nothing has given him the ride of this …


WSU’s Thompson repeats as All-Pac-10 first-team selection; Casto second-team pick

PULLMAN – Washington State wing Klay Thompson was named to the 10-man All-Pac-10 Conference first team Monday, the second consecutive year the junior earned the honor. Post DeAngelo Casto, the …


Thompson, Casto All-Pac-10

Washington State wing Klay Thompson was named to the 10-man All-Pac-10 Conference first team Monday, the second consecutive year the junior earned the honor.


WSU’s Thompson proves that no athlete is invisible

Welcome to another session of Prominent Athlete Drug Bust. Join with sports fans here at the busy intersection of Thin Moralizing and Convenient Rationalization for reasoned debate, police bashing and …


Cougars face tough task against UCLA with two starters missing

PULLMAN – Washington State’s euphoria from Thursday night’s 85-77 Pac-10 Conference men’s basketball victory over USC was wearing off even before the uniforms were thrown into the locker-room corner. A …


WSU star Thompson to miss game after pot bust

PULLMAN – Klay Thompson, the leading scorer for Washington State University’s basketball team, was cited late Thursday by Pullman police for marijuana possession. Thompson, 21, was pulled over about 11 …


UCLA vs. WSU minus Thompson, Moore

Washington State’s euphoria from Thursday night’s 85-77 Pac-10 Conference victory over USC was wearing off even before the uniforms were thrown into the locker-room corner.


Cougars in precarious spot in standings

It’s the last week of the Pac-10 Conference regular season. It’s not only time for scoreboard watching, but for breaking down the standings as well.


WSU can’t afford loss to cellar-dweller Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. – The nine times the Pac-10 has allowed all conference schools to play in its postseason men’s basketball tournament, teams that play the first night – the play-in …


Concussion may keep Cal player out of return match

PULLMAN – When Washington State hosts California today in a Pac-10 Conference men’s basketball rematch, the Bears may be without their main weapon from their early-season 88-81 overtime win in …


WSU tries to dig up win after head-scratching loss

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tonight’s matchup in venerable Gill Coliseum between visiting Washington State and Oregon State will pit one team that has lost a couple of inexplicable games but has …


Cold-shooting Cougars follow up big win with stinker against Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. – After last Sunday night’s win over then-18th-ranked Washington, some Washington State Cougars talked of running the table in the second half of the Pac-10 basketball season. That …


Cougars ice-cold in loss at Oregon

Joevan Catron had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Oregon recorded its most convincing win in Pac-10 Conference play in five years with a 69-43 victory against Washington State on …


Cougars join the crowd with upset, Bone’s signature victory

Klay Thompson and Reggie Moore and Faisel Aden and the rest of the Washington State Cougars were engulfed by the wave of students who grudgingly surrendered a Sunday night at …


Thompson leads WSU to upset of UW

Klay Thompson scored 25 points and Washington State upset No. 18 Washington 87-80 on Sunday to pick up a signature win in its quest for an NCAA tournament bid.


Glimpse a shooting star

PULLMAN – If Klay Thompson’s days in Pullman are numbered – and there has been some talk that’s the case, including from his coach – then the next nine might …


Coming up big

PULLMAN – Washington State looks to DeAngelo Casto for a lot during a basketball game. There’s his shot blocking, his rebounding, his defense. All can alter a game, but rarely …


Moore practices, may get to play Thursday

PULLMAN – Washington State basketball coach Ken Bone reiterated Tuesday there was no change in suspended point guard Reggie Moore’s status, but he did say there was a chance Moore …


Bone says suspended Moore may play

PULLMAN – Washington State basketball coach Ken Bone reiterated Tuesday there was no change in suspended point guard Reggie Moore’s status, but he did say there was a chance Moore …


Thompson’s 36 still not enough

BERKELEY – Washington State needed a Pac-10 road win. Klay Thompson did everything he could to steal them one.


Chance for bit of revenge

PULLMAN – The memory is still raw. And the Washington State Cougars will have today to relive it. Then tonight, when the Oregon Ducks visit Beasley Coliseum in a Pac-10 …